If you are planning a wedding in the Reading Wokingham Camberley and Basingstoke areas do take a look at the Prices, the Photo Galleries, the Videos, and the Albums. This gallery illustrates just one of many venues for you to browse.
Many thanks for the album and video, they are great and we love them!! Very emotional watching back the video!! All the best in the future and we will always recommend you to anyone who may require photography services. Many thanks for all your hard work.
Kelly and Daniel
Our featured couple chose the lovely old Georgian manor house Warbrook House for their winter wedding ceremony and reception.
Warbrook House is located in the village of Eversley near Hook on the Hampshire Berkshire border. This makes it very easy to reach from the M4 M3 and M25 motorways so it is convenient for guests travelling from anywhere in the south of England. There is lots of free onsite parking.
The interior is nicely fitted and furnished, providing a good selection of backdrops suitable for indoor group photos, and the extensive exterior includes landscaped grounds and its signature lake.
Warbrook House is part of the De Vere group.
The registrars responsible for marriage ceremonies at Warbrook House hail from the nearby Aldershot Office. And as Peter has often commented they are some of the most pleasant and easygoing staff to work with. Nothing is too much trouble for these excellent gals and guys.
Our couple chose an all day combined photography and video package which started with the girls finishing their getting ready, and ended a little while after the first dance.
The weather was quite mild on the day - which was an unexpected bonus for this mid-winter wedding. However the rain came in the late morning and stayed with us. It wasn't possible to shoot any of the posed group photos outside, let alone capture the guests enjoying cocktail hour drinks in the gardens. Oh well!
In the evening we were treated to a show of Irish dancing prowess by a talented young fellow who has achieved considerable success in competitions. It could be really quite scary close-up ..... but it looks great on the video.
The first photo below is the iconic view of Warbrook House from the lake to the rear of the venue. Peter shot this early in the morning before the rain took a hold. Unfortunately our couple couldn't be tempted out later to pose in the foreground. Too wet!
And the view from the road - which is probably the first and more familiar view of this lovely old building
The light and airy conservatory made a great location for shooting the girls getting ready. Don't you just love the "no photos mr." look from our little flowergirl!
The ceremony room looked great:
A few last minute stiff drinks were had in the bar:
This room was quite a challenge to shoot in because the main tables with our couple and registrars was positioned in the window alcove. This means that camera angles and movement were severely restricted - but the results still look very nice!
Another challenge at the time of year was the lighting. The ambient light level is low plus there is a huge difference in colour between the late afternoon natural light reaching parts of the room through the window and the tungsten wall lighting in the room itself. This has to be painstakingly balanced in the editing afterwards to bring them closer together - a very time-consuming job, but sure worth the effort. Sometimes black and white can work well in this scenario.
Warbrook House was decked out for Christmas celebrations so we had more than usual scope for alternative backdrops to interior photos:
The Christmas decorations also made for an unusual backdrop for one of the wedding cake photos. See the cake is themed with little snowmen!
Guests writing messages on a souvenir matte surrounding special photos:
Our groom "chewing the fat"
The wedding reception always makes for some wonderful photos, such as a spur of the moment loving kiss for a bridesmaid from her appreciative partner:
Soon the speeches were underway and the two best men did not neglect their duty to embarrass the groom as much as possible. This is an area where video really excels!
Oh and the dancing! From a distance he looks quite benign:
But up close and personal is a different experience. He covers a lot of floor very quickly, legs everywhere!
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